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was published this year by the university of georgia press. it is available at the back of the auditorium this afternoon. it is called blood ties and brown liquor. and he is also been the finalist for the 2006 poetry prize. please, join me in welcoming mr. sean hill. [applause]. >> i want to read from blood and brown liquor today. this book is about my home town in georgia. it's also where [inaudible] is from. and i started researching the history of [inaudible] and sort of fell into the history of black people there because it was not taught in school. so -- in order to write about the history i had to invent a character to explore this history. the character's name is si loss wright. >> first poem i will read is titled silos write at age 71914. it's about silos follows a fishing riggel in the shallows. he describes the line in his tablet as much pride in that line as a man and his son. he giggles and goes on. the next letters come easy. with this he will have more than a mark to bind. rambling across the page again and again in messy rows along it flows until he goes off the page's ed
georgia. now a household name. >> shirley sherrod. >> shirley sherrod. >> shirley sherrod. >> burning up the airwaves, thrust into a political firestorm. was there ever a discrimination claim filed against you? >> never. >> turning up the heat on the white house. >> on behalf of the administration, i offer our apologies. >> all this attention couldn't be farther from sherrod's humble roots. roots, though, that grounded her in the dangerous, even deadly world of racial tensions. newton, georgia, the deep south. 180 miles south of atlanta. a typical southern farming town. >> you had to get up before daylight and get food and try to be in the field as the sun was coming up. >> walking down the streets near her hometown, sherrod remembers working in the cotton fields as a young child. >> you had a sack that you put on and the sack went over this shoulder. you know, and the opening was here. so you are bending over picking cotton and putting it in the sack. and when it gets full, you got to take it over to a burlap sheet and pour it in there and you did that all the day long. >> reporter: shi
, traffic. >>> good wednesday morning to you. here's the latest on the outer loop on georgia avenue. all of your lanes are getting by. there is quite the congestion. jammed from 95 to georgia avenue and on the inner loop, we are getting word of a dump truck near cedar lane. you might be expecting a few delay around that area as well. >> moving to police activity we have been tracking. more lanes are opening up at the intersection of randolph, obviously, the police investigation continues. >> next, let's take you to mcarthur boulevard. follow the detour, andre andrea. kristin fisher joins us from dupont circle where metro riders are feeling frustrated. are we seeing any improvement? >> we are seeing some improvement. two of the up escalators working metro said it will likely be later this week before all of the escalators at this station are fixed. this problem started during the monday evening rush hour when spoke was spotted billowing out of one of the escalators and caused near panic for the riders stuck and could not see through the smoke. metro closed down all of the escalators forci
, and god bless the united states of america. >> hello. and senator saxby chambliss from georgia. before i begin my remarks, i would like to take a moment to a knowledge the passing of a colleague -- and to robert byrd, the longest-serving senator ever. he had the greatest respect for the rules and traditions of the senate and for all three branches of government. he defended them with passion and bigger -- vigor. i extend my deepest sympathies to his family. tomorrow is the fourth of july. from the village squares of new england to the pomp france -- to the palm beaches of california, to georgia, to the prairies and beyond, americans are gathering to celebrate our nation's birthday. amid the red, white, b and blueunting, -- and blue, many of us will listen to the words of a document that urged americans to throw off the yoke of a cane and make their own destiny as an independent nation -- of a king make their own destiny as an independent nation and a free people. signing the declaration of independence was a brave move. by embarking on such a bold experiment, they risked life and limb t
of the georgia governor's race. >>> most direct attack yet against president obama this election year. we'll reveal the candidate behind it. >>> but first, down ballot. that's washington speak for races below the races on markets. we love that new orleans corner race or judge. >> the judges don't appreciate you saying that's down ballot but i guess compared to govern nor or senate. >> in a presidential year a governor's vote is down ballot. every once in a while you get -- >> one day down ballot, one day up ballot. that's politics. >> good music choice. >> if you have "washington speak" you'd like us to clarify, send us an e-mail. ♪ ♪ a day once dawned ♪ and it was beautiful ♪ ♪ so, look, see the sights ♪ that you learned [ male announcer ] at&t covers 97% of all americans. ♪ this summer, get the exclusive samsung strive for just $19.99. only from at&t. summer ain't summer without popsicle pops. ben & jerry: my two best friends. what would i do for a klondike bar? you don't wanna know. i am so happy right now. ♪ just so happy. >>> "decision 2010" time. maybe the most impor
. maryland has a crash on the a little between poolesville road and georgia avenue and the left lane. in northwest d.c. there was a fire reported in a manhole, connecticut avenue at q street. the only thing that gets by is northbound connecticut avenue, one lane southbound. >>> we are grateful for the rain yesterday, but it came down so hard, unlike a few days to dry out, otherwise we face flash flooding situations. my rain gauge in my backyard, the rainfall late was five. -- 5.02 in jpra al. we will have some clearing later this afternoon. -- 5 inches and alg hour was te rainfall late. temperatures are in the low to mid 70's. 71 in frederick. 74 and land rover. the dew point numbers are in the low to mid 70's. uncomfortable in terms of humidity. there are still a few showers and a side. nothing major, and just a few sprinkles, especially farther west of the metro area like the shenandoah valley. from winchester southward down towards fronta royal there is a weak weather system. some of that will continue to rotate through the metro area later this morning. maybe isolated in nature.
by clouds there is a little action of to our west stretching from michigan down to a northeast georgia. it will make it to us close to lunchtime. it is in central virginia. we are getting into an unsettled weather pattern the next couple days, which is good because it gives us more rain showers. 90's this afternoon. mid-day thunder showers are possible especially south of the metro area. we are looking at a chance of showers tonight. let's go to lisa baden to check traffic. >> there's an accident in prince george's county heading south on the beltway to andrews air force base. flashing lights with activity on the shoulder, inner loop after exit 7 branch ave. northbound on the beltway, no construction. looks good on the wilson bridge altria past fedex field. looks fine and agreed white, a toll road, and 270. headlights out of tysons in this camera on the american legion bridge. >>> we begin with a developing story. a boy fighting for his life after getting hit by a car last night and around 33rd street and wisconsin avenue in georgetown, closing the road for several hours. chris van cle
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of alligators swarm a georgia waterway for cw time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. >>> and today, we begin with struck down. a federal judge in arizona has backed the obama administration's high-stakes challenge of arizona's controversial immigration law just hours before it was set to become law. while some provisions still go into effect today, key parts of this new legislation have been blocked, setting the stage for a lengthy court battle with arizona's governor already saying she plans to appeal. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with that story. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. arizona was ready for this fight. they have been ready for a few months now. and now a federal judge has weighed in. so, the law is in effect. it is now the law of the land in arizona, but not quite as tough as it was intended to be. >> what do we want? legalization! when do we want it? now! >> reporter: from the white house to california to the hot seat o
-profile military exercises with korea beginning next week when the "u.s.s. georgia" steams into the coast of north korea. there are also some concerns that north korea may, in fact, e resort to more prohavingtive provocative actions as kim jong-il prepares to pass leadership on to his young son in the near future. >> jim at the pentagon this morning, thank you. >>> still ahead, unemployment benefits will be extended, but what is the longer term solution here? we'll have bob casey of pennsylvania. what is it going to take to get americans working again? >>> plus, why senator lindsay graham is taking his republican counter parts and democrats to task. but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. he is going to the ronald reagan federal building to sign financial regulation. it is a victory lap that he may not get much of because of the other story clouding everything. this is "the daily rundown." and our special fiber helps our probiotics so that you can show those symptoms who's in charge. this isn't even floor. [ elevator bell dings ] imagine that kind of vitality... -- in your skin. [ fem
. >>> cold case is the 10:00 followed by wjz's at 11. >>> georgia's wildlife has a new edition, a zebra mixed with a donkey born last week at a wildlife preserve in georgia. a zedonk turns up every now and then. >>> in new mexico sandwich lovers tasted the longest sandwich ever, 150 feet long. organizers held a 3-day fair to celebrate and taste the sandwich. just 60 pieces of bread and each section has a totally different flavor. 250,000 businesses will sell portions of this gigantic sandwich. you now, in new mexico they either have the green chillies or red. >> which one is it for ,,,,,,
tremendous promise and is joining us here on the floor tonight from georgia. georgia seems to produce. it's a good state for growing congressmen. my good friend, congressman graves, is joining us on the floor here tonight from the state of georgia. we are here early enough that it may be even some of your constituents will have a chance to say, hey, there's my guy, we sent him to congress, he's doing a great job. welcome, congressman. and we are going to get into things in just a minute. i'd go back a little bit to how this economic problem came to be. of course, history continues to go along, but if i had to pick a point -- this is kind of an interesting one. this is september 11 but it's not 2001. it's 2003. two years after the attack on new york city. september 11, 2003, this is "the new york times," not exactly a conservative oracle, is reporting some news. this is the news. it it says that the bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis nearly a decade ago. it goes on to say under the
to $436 billion. south carolina, $16 billion to $17 billion. georgia, the gentleman from georgia's state, $565 million to $2.1 billion, a 265% increase, not private sector, state liability. so why do we want to do this? because quite honestly the purpose of insurance is that people pay their premium, they live the way they're supposed to but they want the certainty that if something bad happens to them they're going to get paid. secondly, why should the nation do it? because it would break any one of these states. the chances of every coastal county in mississippi getting hit in the same day has happened three times in my lifetime. florida had four catastrophic storms, hit almost every square inch of the state. but the chances of the same storm hitting every state on the same day is miniscule. and if it does happen, don't worry about paying claims, just call it armageddon. so what we are proposing is a program that instead of letting the private sector collect the premiums and the nation pay the bill would allow people to, as an extension, as an option to their flood insurance, pay for a
stories on this friday morning. >>> georgia is under -- prince georgia is under water restriction because of a pipe broke,. right now there's no threat of contamination, but officials are urging residents of both counties to boil their water, stop any outdoor water use and limit indoor water use. not what you want to hear on a long holiday weekends. >>> there is new information on a cold case crime in virginia, morgan herring ton disappeared last october. -body was found in january on a farm. investigators are looking for this man and they say they found forensic evidence that links him to a sexual assault in fairfax county in 2005. if you recognize this man, fairfax county police or virginia state police would like to hear from you. >>> a change in virginia state law means that virginiaians can carry guns. it's a basic right, the other says it's asking for trouble. that's parker breaking down both sides. >> reporter: when ed took a break for lunch today, he knew he'd have a hamburger on his plate and 45 caliber pistol on your side. >> you have the right to bear arms only in these five pl
volume starting to build around the georgia avenue. keeping things going into dc, inbound new york avenue, you are still doing okay. and take note, virginiaians, 495, the inner loop between 236, little river and braddock road, we still have some of the standing water and as a result, we are losing one left lane. back to you. >> in this morning's living well headlines, it feels a little more like summer when you order chips with salsa and guacamole, but the centers for disease control, food borne illnesses were traced to contaminated salsa and guacamole. they have been implicated in the outbreaks. even a small amount of contamination can affect a lot of people. >>> a number of local children received a much needed mental workout thanks to a member of the washington redskins. yesterday, secretary duncan and washington red skin smoke to children at the columbia heights youth club. they are trying to keep children's minds sharpened, bodies healthy year round. >> you have to make sure you remember that the reason why you guys are here is we want to make sure you understand the importance of re
that to this newspaper. moving over to georgia, democratic candidate for governor barnes has a message for his state's legislature. stop with the crazy stuff. check out the new ad. >> a governor can create jobs by selling the advantages of georgia to firms looking for a home, but it's hard for industry to take us seriously when the legislature tries to outlaw stem cell research, passes bill with microchips in the brain and talks about seceding from the union? we can't bring jobs to georgia with the rest of the country laughing at us. i'll make georgia work. >> that's a novel approach. sounds like governor roy barnes is playing to the same voter. scheduling note. i'll be speaking at the ronald reagan presidential library out in california, simi valley, california, on tuesday, july 20. two weeks from now. for more information go to the reaganlibrary.com. that's going to be an exciting night. up next, immigration politics. our strategists on how both parties will try to use the arizona law and the issue of illegal immigration to win votes this november. you're watching "hardball" only on msnbc. [ water
journey of shirley sherrod. a top ranking agriculture department official in the state of georgia who gave a speech to the naacp a few months back and made personal disclosures about whether she was going to help a white farmer who came to her for help decades ago. excerpts of the speech got posted on a conservative website and the whole thing went viral. before you know it shirley sherrod's boss, the agriculture secretary, had asked for her resignation. sherrod's tale is that ex-the excerpt of the tape was taken out of context. that she's not a racist. she treated the white farmer in the story fairly. >> i did not discriminate against him. in fact, i went all out. i had to frantically look for a lawyer at the last minute because the first lawyer we went to was not doing anything to really help him. in fact, that lawyer suggested they should just let the farmer go. all of that process, that's why i tell it. because everything that happened in dealing with him, he was the first white farmer who had come to me for help. everything that i did working with him helped me to see that it wasn't a
. downtown silver spring, you are okay, as well. we give you georgia avenue, near wayne and that's where we are watching a little volume building. it is nine minutes after the 6:00 hour. you are watching 9 news now. we'll be right back. gardens wi, where d.c. goes to get away. maybe it's because washington d.c. loves the legendary coasters. or that your entire family will have fun, even the little ones. it could be that water country usa has more of the waves, slides and rides everyone wants. so plan your getaway and come play. you never know who you'll run into. get started at buschgardens.com/dc. >>> shirley sherrod could have her job back at the usda. the question now is, does she want it? she was forced out after a video went public showing her making supposedly racist comments, but as tara mergener explains we now know the video wasn't really what it seemed. >> that hurts -- >> reporter: shirley sherrod is deciding whether to go back to the department of agriculture. >> she has a unique set of skills, which i think would lend themselves to assisting in helping usda as we deal with tryi
printed in house report 111-570. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. gingrey: madam chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8 printed in house report 111-570 offered by mr. gingrey of georgia. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 1559, the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. gingrey: madam chairman, thank you. my amendment would prohibit funds in the bill from being used to exercise eminent domain without just compensation to the individuals involved. this is necessary because the keylo vs. the city of london supreme court decision expanded the so-called public use provision of the takings clause of the fifth amendment. this decision allows state and local governments to practice eminent domain for the benefit of one private party over another. in this specific case, madam chairman, the city of new london, connecticut, used its eminent domain authority to actual
we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> she is the oldest woman in the republic of georgia and might go down in the "guinness book of world records" as the world's oldest. she celebrated her 130th birthday at her village home in georgia this week. soviet era registry says she's born in 1880. though she's fragile, she managed to blow out three candles on the birthday cake and give an interview to news crews when she was all done with it. >>> and one minnesota restaurant is going high-tech. that's in minnesota and they are using hand held devices to let servers take orders in the palm of their hands. the customers can pay the bill at the table. the owner says it allows servers to spend time with the customers and less time in the kitchen. >>> we'll be right back. ,,,, to a 100% fiber optic picture. to more hd channels than cable. it's also the ultimate on-demand hd movie experience with the movie poster gallery. and the ability to search your hd titles by content or actor, not just title. by changing that old cable technology, your hd tv can finally reach its lofty potentia
making news early today in america. georgia officials are reminding residents that things exposed to pressure should not be exposed to the sun. that's what's left of the truck. it destroyed the struck and a half dozen nearby trucks. as for the steel container, it was shredded apart like cardboard. fortunately no one was hurt. >>> meanwhile wisconsin residents are cleaning up after a tornado ripped through the south central part of that state. some home video showing a large funnel cloud sweeping over farmland and leave thousands without power in that part of wisconsin. >>> and if you're on the road in louisiana and nature calls, there's one company making it possible to take care of business in style. for 5 bucks they offer customers a luxury bathroom experience with every toiletry imaginable. some call it a bit pricey. some call it the perfect trade-off since finding a clean gas station bathroom is almost impossible. >>> and you could soon get a glass of vino from a vending machine. the pennsylvania liquor control board is testing a pair of machines which lets shoppers buy wine i
things are better looking from university all the way to georgia. all lanes are open. angie, back to you. >> thank you, patranya bhoolsuwan. >>> slowly but surely the lights are coming back on in the dc area. pepco says most of the power will be flowing by thursday. in he meantime the lack of power is a devastating toll on small business owners a in the showcase aquarium in wheaton, joe meyers did the only thing he could think of to keep his fish and business afloat. in the dark he changed the water in the tanks for 15 straight hours. 23 hours after the storm power was restored at she case aquarium. >>> here's the latest number of power outages in the area right now. -- the vast majority of the outages in montgomery county. bge has 415 customers without power. >>> in dc the water is flowing again after crews repaired a water valve that flooded parts of florida avenue between 16th and 18th streets northwest. dc water says the work was finished around 1:00 in the morning. the malfunction sent water rushing to the streets and flooded some building basements. water officials say the valve wa
, no warnings on these, but heavy rain headed across glenn. this is 97 georgia avenue. this storm will cross over and parallel i-70 and eventually go across 32. we'll keep you posted. there are no watches out, but we get in a situation like this, some of the storms can be heavy and some can be severe. lesley, back to you. >> now to a developing story. prince georges county tell 9news now they have a suspect. the victim, delores and her daughter, ebony. scott broome is in largo with details and reaction from neighbors who are relieved this cold case might now be solved. >> it's been on my mind ever since it happened. >> relief is the sentiment in largo today. >> it was on my mind a lot. >> relief that a person of interest is in custody. a person police believe is responsible for killing delores and ebony dewitt and leaving their bodies in a stolen car in march of 2009. >> if they caught somebody, we can move on without waiting for something bad to happen. >> and we never had anything that tragic to happen before. >> and it wasn't the first mother, daughter murder in this area last yea
't know what soon means to pepco. >> reporter: i'm off of georgia avenue and seminary road in silver spring where the traffic lights have been out all day long and folks, be patient it will be a long one. power won't be restored for a couple of days. >> usually takes 35 minutes to and it took two hours. >> reporter: not only did she have a long commute her daughter is tagging along with her at work today. her summer camp cancelled. >> we have a backup generators for traffic. it is chaos. >> reporter: sky 9 flying overhead as a construction worker got out of his car to direct traffic on rockville pike. >> it was unbelievable how polite and courteous people were in in spite of the fact that no lights worked. >> they posted portable stop signs here on georgia avenue. officers are reminding passengers to treat all blacked out intersections as four-way stops. >> sometimes that is easier said than done. let's get out there and see if the intersections are any better. >> that's right. a lot of people go through the intersections and not sure whether to go or stop so treat it as a four-way s
of slipping into meals. >>> and feed frenzy. hundreds oflligators swarm a georgia waterway for chow time. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with struck down. a federal judge in arizona has backed the obama administration's high-stakes challenge of arizona's immigration law just hours before it was set to become law. while some provisions go into effect today key parts have been blocked, staged for a lengthy court battle. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with the story. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. this is a showdown arizona has been waiting for for a couple of months. sb-1070. not quite as tough as it was intended to be. from the white house to california to the hot seat of this issue arizona people are furious over the state's immigration law and the judge's decision to put the most controversial provision on hold. >> i found the judge's decision absurd. >> we want to be there with our children. >> what takes effect today is a watered down version of the law. police cannot arrest people for not
. this is 45 westbound near georgia avenue during the storm. you can see the tree blocking all lanes. and then in the district, trees came falling down. we have team coverage of the storm this evening. let's begin with devon lucie in the weather service. >> reporter: you log onto petco.com or go under wusa9.com and go to our pepco power outage. i've got the latest there. watch how quickly these storms just raced towards washington. boom, they were here at 3:45. 70 miles per hour wind gusts is the highest we have seen. we'll have more on our forecast with at least the better weather coming our way in just a little bit. >> okay, thank you so much. >>> one desert is being blamed on this storm at this hour. armando trull is live where a tree came crashing down on a moving vehicle, armando? >> reporter: bruce, a family goes out for a sunday drive earlier today and they are ambushed by a killer storm. and behind me are the tragic results. >> reporter: three summer storms brought death to this sunday afternoon. >> i was told that the tree fell down as they were coming through. two people we
the fire department sunday in georgia. we'll show you what triggered this. >>> a florida woman is in need of a car to get to work this morning. let's look at our weather with lynette charles first. >> back to work. we're dealing with not so hot temperatures, little humid. more humid throughout the day into tomorrow. check out the current conditions right now at baltimore. 71 degrees, winds in the southwest about 4 miles an hour. oil park, princess ann coming in at 68. let's take you to m ta with mark jones. >> good morning, the good news is that light rail is up and running full service after a construction project has been completed. good to go on light rail, operating on time. metro subway, look for the 5 bus to be diverted at chase and eden. the 13 westbound, diverted at washington street and eastern. the number 7 bus working with a diversion in the area of baltimore and wolf all due to construction. marc train, on time. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens virg where baltore go to g . maybe it's because baltimore loves the legendar
, atlanta, georgia, and austin, texas, rounded out the top five. the magazine used data on each city's average pay and unemployment, as well as the number of employees looking for entry-level jobs as part of the way that they ranked the top 30 cities. >> i would pick washington over any of those cities. >> any day. >> except for this weekend. >>> right, although a lot of the cities across the east, even this weekend, jim and doreen, will have high heat and humidity. >> we won't be in this alone? >> no, we're not. we'll have close friends up i-95, the kind of heat and humidity where you don't want to be hard-headed and preparation is everything. make sure you stay hydrated and stay on top of things so that you don't get dizzy. 79 is how we started out. this year we've had three days that have been 100 degrees or higher already. two of them in july. the last time we had five was 1997 and we're going for five now because the next two days right around 100 degrees. so it's 86 degrees out there right now and as you heard john say, it's fairly comfortable with a heat index at 88. dew point
development project in the city. they sign add beam that will be used in the project. this area along georgia avenue will be the site of georgia commons, a mixed income residential area with new restaurants and medical offices. >>> a rainy night out there for some. will the weekend be a washout? gary mcgrady has your upgrade the forecast coming up next. >> reporter: why have all these people gathered in this room? they've come for a hug. i'm beth parker. that story coming up. a the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >>> people stand in line for hours for concert tickets, the latest began jets but you -- gadgets but you might be surprised at what people were lining up in alexandria for. hugs. not just any hug. this one comes from a so-called saint. >> reporter: many weep. they all feel changed. >> it just took my breath away. >>
black president. >> reporter: just hours after those remarks before an naacp chapter in georgia surfaced yesterday on breitbart.tv, shirley sherrod was out of a job from the agriculture department, forced out, she alleged today by the obama white house. >> they harassed me as i was driving back to the state office from west point, georgia, yesterday. i had at least three calls telling me the white house wanted me to resign. >> so the pressure came from the white house? >> and, and the last one asked me to pull over to the side of the road and do it. >> you willing to name names? >> she did, saying the order came from deputy undersecretary sheryl cook who told sherrod that the white house feared the story would be covered on fox news. sherrod claims the tale she was telling the naacp audience about the dealing about the white farmer facing foreclosure in 1986 when sherrod worked for a non-profit did not extol reverse racism but showed somehow he managed to overcome prejudices a quarter century ago. >> do you feel as though you had an opportunity to state your side of the story? >> no, i d
. she worked for the agriculture department in georgia, and she was placed on leave and then told to resign after this video was posted. in it she's talking to a local chapter of the naacp about the firstasked to help a white farmer. >> what he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me was i was going to >> if this story began and ended there, then clarity would come easy tonight. in that clip shirley sherrod a federal official who controls some of your tax dollars sounds prejudiced and even racist, but that is hardly a complete picture. not even close. in the hour ahead you will hear from shirley sherrod, from that white farmer who now calls her friend and from the obama cabinet member who fired her. we've been working our sources all day, and we will bring you fascinating details. first a conversation with the man who started this controversy by posting the video at his website, conservative activist andrew brightbart. >> mr. brightbart, the column you wrote that started this story begins with the words "context is everything" and you get to this video of s
in georgia because of the heat. make sure you check on neighbors, especially the elderly. don't forget about your pets when it's this hot for this long. that's a problem. we are watching the tropics. two areas of disturbed weather. this one way off the coast of africa has some potential for development over the next couple of days. we'll watch, let you know what happens there. >> we want to keep an eye on that because of the concerns for the operation of the gulf to kill the well. we'll see how that develops. thanks. >>> travelers beware. they are creepy, crawly and making a move on hotels across the country. the battle against bedbugs coming up. >>> time for a check of our top stories. >>> the battle over arizona's tough new immigration law isn't going away. a federal appeals court denied jan brewer's request for a quick hearing on the law. the case is scheduled to be heard now in early november. key provisions were temporarily blocked wednesday, the day before the law took effect. >>> today is a grim anniversary for three american hikers detained in iran. one year ago today they were arres
. joe, florida. >> immigration battle heating up. former congressman in georgia is pushing for a bill that would radically change part of the nation's citizenship rules. we'll hear what he has to say coming up. when you have diabetes like me, you have questions. like, why are my numbers too low? are you looking for answers? the accu-chek aviva system now has new tools to help you discover what your numbers mean and how the things you do are connected to your blood sugar patterns. [ sarah ] with this tool i can see how food affects my numbers. i discovered what i can eat and how much. [ male announcer ] discover the accu-chek aviva system and save with a prescription discount card. start your discovery today. >>> the battle of arizona's tough new immigration law. now, there is another aspect to this whole debate that might be coming to the spotlight. the so-called birth right citizenship issue. there is a man who introduced that bill when he was a member of congress, to take away the right, that's guaranteed in the 14th amendment, that if you are born on u.s. soil, then you are a u.s.
to the rule, the gentleman from illinois, mr. rush, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. rush: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. rush: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rush: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 4692, the national manufacturing strategy act of 2010, introduced by my dear friend from illinois, congressman dan lipinski. i commend him for his leadership on this important issue. mr. speaker, it's time for the u.s. to revise our u.s. manufacturing policy. this bill under consideration has gained strong bipartisan support by members of congress. our nation seeks to assert this once again on the global stage. america's manufacturing sector is an essential foundation of our nation's economy. consider that in
struck by how this would play for her grandkids that the first black rural director in georgia was fired by the first black president. does that have resonance. >> i would -- the decisions on personnel, usda were made by usda. the decisions were made based on an incomplete set of facts and they're being reviewed based on a more complete set of facts. i will say the situation is -- regardless of who is involved, and regardless of their race, the decisions were wrong. >> today the president signed yet another big consequential piece of legislation very popular with the public. i'm wondering, all of these accomplishments, legislative successions don't seem to be changing the public opinion of the president's job performance. he says -- this has been around a while. >> i don't know what instant polling has been done. >> the fact we're getting financial reform isn't new and he says he does dozen things because they're right. i -- >> half a million jobs to come back. >> that's it, pure and simple? >> i think people have rightly so a continued frustration about the economic situation in this co
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